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Updates on COVID-19: Griffith News

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  • New figures show 29 clusters of COVID-19 in nursing homes

  • ‘Restrictions may go on for some time’ says Coveney

  • 513,350 people claim jobless benefits, wage subsidy

  • The economic cost of COVID-19 could top €16 billion

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  • There are currently 29 clusters of COVID-19 infections in nursing homes in Ireland

Recent statistics released by the Health Protection Surveillance Center now indicate 134 virus outbreaks or clusters, associated with 563 confirmed cases.

There are currently 21 percent of these clusters in nursing homes. A cluster represents at least three individuals. To read more click here.

  • Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said that the extremely strict steps placed in place last week to limit COVID-19 spread could well be extended beyond the original 12 April deadline. To read more click here
  • By the end of March, more than half a million people were receiving some form of social security income assistance, according to the Central Statistics Office’s latest Live Register estimates. The CSO said the € 350 weekly COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, launched on 16 March, was received by 283,037 people. This was in addition to a … to read more click here
  • The economic cost of the coronavirus outbreak is expected to surpass € 16 billion through fiscal assistance and deferred tax revenue, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe estimated today at a press conference to reveal the latest figures from the Exchequer today, Paschal Donohoe suggested that this year’s possible tax loss could surpass € 8 billion. to read more click here
  • In the United Kingdom, the number of deaths related to COVID-19 has increased by 569 in the past day, with the death toll now at 2,921.UK Department of Health figures shows a rise of 24 percent in deaths in 24 hours.A total of 163,194 people had been screened at 8 am this morning, of which 33,718 tested positive, the health ministry said.”Of those hospitalized in the United Kingdom who tested positive … to read more click here


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